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Tracing the Atom


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1. Tracing the Atom. Nuclear Legacies in Russia and Central Asia Part I. Past Futures: Soviet nuclear sciences and politics 2. The Nuclear Landscape as a Garden. An Envirotechnical History of Shevchenko/Aqtau, 1959–2019 3. Radiation Expertise in the Nuclear Landscapes of the Southern Urals in the 1950s and 1960s 4. Between Profession and Politics: Specialists in Radiation Medicine at the Combine No. 817 in the Chelyabinsk Region Part II. Living with Nuclear Legacies 5. Nuclear Relationalities: Contextualizing the Uranium Mining and Production Sites in Khujand/Leninabad 6. The Satanic Cosmic Force: Nuclear Arms Technology in Soviet Fiction 7. The Legal Heritage of the Atom: Dealing with Victims of Radioactive Contamination in the post-Soviet Space Part III. Traces of Exposure and the Politics of Memory 8. Witnesses to Radioactive Contamination 9. Fallout Memory Trajectories at Semipalatinsk: Reassembling the post-Soviet Past

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Susanne Bauer is a professor of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at University of Oslo, Norway. Her research interests are in sociomaterial studies of technoscience and anthropogenic ecologies. She has widely published on life sciences in society, epidemiological data labor, biomedical infrastructuring, environmental health regulation, and post-Soviet nuclear aftermaths.

Tanja Penter is a professor of Eastern European history at Heidelberg University, Germany. She has extensively published on twentieth-century Soviet and post-Soviet history. She is a member of the German-Russian and the German-Ukrainian Commission of Historians and of the scientific advisory board of the German Historical Institute in Moscow.

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